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Elizabeth Prout Parks, MD, MSCE

Elizabeth Prout Parks, MD, MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3535 Market Street
Suite 1590
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (267) 426-9721
Fax: (215) 590-0604
Education:
AB (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Dartmouth College, 1994.
MD (Medicine)
Tufts University School of Medicine, 1999.
MSCE (Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology)
The University of Pennsylvania, 2010.
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Description of Research Expertise

Obesity Epidemiology, Health Disparities in Obesity, Childhood Obesity prevention and treatment, Community Based Research.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Nutrition, ChildObesity treatment, Adolescent Bariatric Surgery (medical management)

Selected Publications

Parks EP, Kazak A, Kumanyika S, Lewis L, Barg FK: Perspectives on Stress, Parenting and Child Obesity-related Behaviors in Black Families. Health Educ Behav 2015 (in press).

Parks EP, Kazak A, Kumanyika S, Lewis L, Barg FK: Perceptions of Stress Among Blacks Affect Obesity Related Behaviors in Their Children. Obesity Week, Boston, MA November 2014.

Gerber JS, Prout Parks E, Ross R, Bryan M, Grundmeier R, Burrows E, Daymont C, Stallings V, Zaoutis T: The Impact of Early Life Antibiotic Exposure on Childhood Weight Gain. Infectious Diseases Week, Philadelphia, PA October 2014.

Boelig MB, Collins JL, Mehta S, Parks EP, Williams NN, Aggarwal R: Bariatric Surgery for Adolescent Obesity: A Systematic Review of 1,322 Patients. International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders 14th World Congress, Montréal, Canada August 2014.

Parks EP, Zemel B, Moore RH, Berkowitz RI: Change in body composition during a weight loss trial in obese adolescents. Pediatr Obes 9(1): 26-35, 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1111/j.2047-6310.2012.00139.x.

Parks EP, Shaikhkhalil A, Groleau V, Wendel D, Stallings VA: Feeding Healthy Infants, Children, and Adolescents. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 20th Edition. Kliegman et al. (eds.). Elsevier, 2014 Notes: In press.

Parks EP, Maqbool A, Shaikhkhalil A, Groleau V, Dougherty KA, Stallings VA: Nutritional Requirements. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 20th edition. Kliegman et al. (eds.). Elsevier, 2014 Notes: In press.

Parks EP, Hill DL, Wrotniak BH, Kumanyika S, Cucchiara AJ, Stettler N : Racial Differences in Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) in Obese and Severely Obese Adolescents Obesity Week, Atlanta, GA November 2013.

Boelig MM, Collins JL, Mehta S, Parks EP, Williams NN, Aggarwal R: Bariatric Surgery for Pediatric Obesity: A Systematic Review of 1,322 Patients American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Annual Meeting at Obesity Week, Atlanta, GA November 2013.

Hill DL, Parks EP, Zemel BS, Shults J, Stallings VA, Stettler N: Resting Energy Expenditure and Adiposity Accretion among Children with Down Syndrome: A Three Year Prospective Study. Euro J Clin Nutr 67(10): 1087-1091, Oct 2013 Notes: doi:10.1038/ejcn.2013.137

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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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